Holland, MI (WZZM) Everyone gets knocked down in life, but the test of your character is how you respond. A boxer from Holland has lived that roller coaster and now, he is set to fight on national television, this Friday.
Boxing is a sport of perseverance, will power, and determination, all wrapped into 3 minute rounds in the ring. Over the past year, Johnny Garcia's strength was tested both on and off the mat.
"It made me think do I want to keep doing this", said Garcia.
Last June, Garcia earned a promotional contract with Mike Tyson's agency, Iron Mike Productions. Premiering in his first fight with IMP, the 32-year-old lost in an 8 round majority decision.
"I lost, I went back home and got a phone call saying I was being released from Mike Tyson, you know that was really tough."
The setback had the 32-year-old questioning if he would continue with his boxing career.